Active Lives Survey - Children and Young People
What is the Active Lives Survey?
The Active Lives Survey for Children and Young people was launched in the 2017/2018 academic year. Designed by Sport England, the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for Health (DfH), and the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), its purpose is to gain a detailed insight into the current physical activity habits of the nation's children and young people (5 to 16).
Data collected through the process will be used by Sport England and central government to shape and unlock, investment in physical activity both nationally and locally for years to come. Sport England has outlined their intentions for the survey to inform the Childhood Obesity Plan, Primary PE and Sports Premium, and other departmental programmes in the near future.
The survey is being distributed to primary and secondary schools across England by the County Sports Partnership Network of which we are a part of and will enable us to support participating schools throughout the process. Nationally 5,290 schools have been randomly selected by Ipsos Mori to participate in the first year of the survey; 110 of which are within Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The survey itself involves one randomly selected class, from three different year groups, completing a 20 minute online survey. Questions are focused around the current activity, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust of all children currently in education.
Participating schools will receive a £100 reward, as well as a bespoke report detailing their school's activity levels both in and outside of the school setting. It is advised that schools use this information to shape and inform their own PE delivery as well as their Primary PE Sports Premium expenditure if applicable.
Summer Term Schools
These schools have been randomly selected by Ipsos Mori to complete the Active Lives survey for the Summer Term:
|Catshill First School|
|Beaconside Primary and Nursery School|
|Clent Parochial Primary School|
|North Bromsgrove High School|
|St John's Church of England Middle School Academy|
|South Bromsgrove High|
|St Mary's CofE Primary School|
|St Francis Xavier's Primary School|
|Kingstone and Thruxton Primary School|
|St Mary's RC High School|
|The Hereford Academy|
|Hereford Cathedral Junior School|
|Malvern Parish CofE Primary School|
|Suckley Primary School|
|St Matthias Church of England Primary School|
|The Chantry School|
|Roman Way First School|
|Feckenham CofE First School|
|Matchborough First School|
|Walkwood CofE Middle School|
|St Augustine's Catholic High School|
|St Bede's Catholic Middle School|
|Red Hill CofE Primary School|
|Lyppard Grange Primary School|
|Tudor Grange Academy Worcester|
|Nunnery Wood High School|
|Hindlip CofE First School|
|Ombersley Endowed First School|
|Bengeworth CE Academy|
|The De Montfort School|
|Blackminster Middle School|
|The River School|
|St Bartholomew's CofE VC Primary School|
|Cookley Sebright Primary School|
|Franche Primary School|
|King Charles I Secondary School|
|Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre|
|Stoke Prior First School|
|Catshill Middle School|
|Bayton CofE Primary School|
|Lindridge St Lawrence's CofE Primary|
Department for Education state:
"We want to encourage all pupils, regardless of their background, to develop healthy and active lifestyles. The Active Lives: Children and Young People survey offers a fantastic opportunity for schools to better understand how their pupils enjoy sport or physical activity. Teachers and school leaders will also be able to see how their provision benefits young people and develop it further so more pupils have the opportunity to be physically active and enjoy sport."
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport state:
"Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport "Your school's participation is important in helping us to understand how children engage with sport and physical activity, and the data we gather will play a key role in informing future policy and funding decisions. We are committed to ensuring that all children and young people, particularly those who are currently the least active or from underrepresented groups, have the best opportunities to engage in sport and physical activity. Sport and physical activity have a unique power to bind people together, to help transform people's lives and to strengthen communities. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can help encourage a lifetime of participation."
Sport England state:
"Active Lives: Children and Young People will provide official Government Statistics on children and young people's engagement with sport and physical activity. It is a survey of children and young people administered through schools, but is not a survey of school sport."
The documents below are applicable to schools carrying out the Active Lives Survey.
- 1 Active Lives Child survey school checklist (MS Word, 23 Kb)
A user friendly guide for the staff member responsible for completion of the survey across all three year groups.
- 2 Active Lives Child survey letter for parents years 3 to 11 (MS Word, 25 Kb)
A letter for the school to send out to parents/guardians of pupils between years 3 and 11. Must be sent prior to completion.
- 3 Active Lives Child Survey Letter For Parents Years 1 And 2 (MS Word, 28 Kb)
A letter for the school to send out to parents of pupils in years 1 and 2. Must be sent prior to completion.
- 4 Active Lives Child Survey Info For Primary School Pupils (MS Word, 108 Kb)
A brief overview of the survey designed for primary school pupils. This can be given to pupils before they carry out the survey.
- 5 Active Lives Child Survey Info For Secondary School Pupils (MS Word, 98 Kb)
A brief overview of the survey designed for secondary school pupils. This can be given to pupils before they carry out the survey.
- 6 Active Lives Child survey info for teacher doing survey (MS Word, 53 Kb)
The survey requires one teacher at your school to complete a twenty minute online questionnaire via a URL that will be sent to your school. This document provides a summary of information for that teacher.
- 7 Active Lives Child Survey Info For Class Teachers (MS Word, 449 Kb)
Information for the class teachers in overseeing the pupils completion of the survey.
- 8 Sport England BACS Form (PDF, 232 Kb)
Please submit this BACS form to the following address to claim your school's financial reward. This can be submitted before completion, however funding will only be released once 30 responses from pupils (or above 50%) has been recieved.
Madeleine May, Sport England, 21 Bloomsbury St London WC1B 3HF
GDPR for the Active Lives Survey
Sport England have been working closely with external lawyers and Ipsos MORI to ensure that the Active Lives survey is GDPR compliant. They are confident that we do not need to make any changes to the survey methodology to ensure compliance (for example requiring parents to give consent for their child to participate on an 'opt in' rather than 'opt out' basis). Sport England will provide the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire with further information along with any amended school recruitment materials and privacy notices as soon as they can and so we will update schools immediately should Sport England guidance change.
Project Assistant (CYP)
Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire
- Sportivate Lead
- School Games Operations
- Active Lives Survey (CYP) Lead
- Hines Building, Room HB1009, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
Project Manager (Children & Young People's Programmes)
Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire
- Active Lives
- Satellite Clubs
- School Games
- Police & Crime Commissioner - Youth Engagement Project
- Member of the Safeguarding Steering Group
- Physical Activity and Mental Health/Wellbeing
- Deputy Safeguarding Officer
- HB1009, Hines Building, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
- 01905 542382
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